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Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria combine to score five goals in Argentina’s win

Ahead of their Copa America campaign, Argentina's Ezequiel Garay says the squad are still hurting following their FIFA World Cup final defeat to Germany last year. Sergio Aguero, left, and Angel Di Maria teamed up to help Argentina trounce Bolivia.
Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick and Angel Di Maria added a brace as Argentina dominated Bolivia 5-0 in a friendly as both teams tuned up for the Copa America.
Even without their biggest star Lionel Messi, who won the Champions League with Barcelona on Saturday, Argentina ran over Bolivia from start to finish.
The Albiceleste settled the match in a burst with three goals in five minutes in the first half. Di Maria opened the scoring in the 25th minute, Aguero added his first from the penalty…

Brazil rally to win in France while Radamel Falcao brace lifts Colombia

Oscar and Neymar scored as Brazil rallied past France 3-1 in a friendly on Thursday.
Raphael Varane scored following a corner kick in the 21st minute to give France the lead, but Oscar equalised shortly before half-time by poking home after a one-two with Roberto Firmino.
Brazil took full control after the break, and Neymar provided the lead in the 57th minute with a blast from the corner of the six-yard box following a counter-attack.
Luis Gustavo made the lead comfortable in the 69th minute…

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is over, but what next for Equatorial Guinea?

The Ivory Coast celebrated their first Africa Cup of Nations win since 1992 after a nervy final with Ghana. The Ivory Coast celebrated their first Africa Cup of Nations win since 1992 after a nervy final with Ghana. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea — The host nation of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has not been short on sights that provoke a double take over the past month. Another eyebrow-raiser comes when, on what had been expected to be a day spent back home in London before Monday night's flight was cancelled, you sneak a look around Sipopo. It is a development built around 20km outside Malabo: the streets are wide, the lawns vast, the golf course lush, the rows and rows of apartments smart and the hotels…

Equatorial Guinea fan unrest threatens to tarnish Africa Cup of Nations

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea — Malabo's Hilton hotel, on the road out towards the airport, serves as the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) power base at this Africa Cup of Nations, and it was there the confederation met on Friday morning to decide exactly how much of that strength to exert. Issa Hayatou and his fellow committee members had plenty to discuss after an evening of violence that threatens to tarnish an entire tournament. Equatorial Guinea's semifinal against Ghana on Thursday night…

Equatorial Guinea fined for fan turmoil in African Nations Cup semi

The Equatorial Guinea football federation has been fined 100,000 US dollars and ordered to pay for the treatment of Ghana supporters who were injured by flying missiles during Thursday's African Nations Cup semifinal at the Estadio de Malabo. Ghana Equatorial Guinea 3 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats The Confederation of African Football (CAF) imposed the punishment on Friday and announced a one-match suspended ground closure on Equatorial Guinea, the tournament hosts who lost the semifinal 3-0.
The ground closure will only be enforced should there be further…

Equatorial Guinea’s feel-good story soured by dubious penalty

BATA, Equatorial Guinea — At least the security forces in Estadio de Bata had ample warning.
It had been clear for over half an hour that there was no chance of the Tunisians going quietly, and when Rajindraparsad Seechurn blew the final whistle it was time to move fast. First it was Seechurn himself who took off, sprinting towards the tunnel as a line of players in white kits pursued. They were not going to stop and, for a couple of heart-in-mouth moments, it seemed as if the force of their ire…